We had a mostly beautiful long weekend, and then the day after Labour Day, BAM! Fall hit like a brick wall.
The first few days were cool and rainy. And the rest of the week we struggled to hit 20 Celcius (68F). The roses are feeling it most of all. First the shock of being moved, now this:
Hopefully it’s not too much for them and they get through winter ok.
No doubt, second summer is on it’s way and we’ll have at least one more blast of warm weather, maybe even two. And despite the roses, there’s still blooms to be had in the garden.
The Physostegia is just a mass of pinky purple blooms. I’m so glad I came across this plant last summer. My neighbour has one that’s a slightly lighter shade and it’s so pretty.
The marigolds are having a grand time. The entire backyard is ringed with them and they have spread out all over the place. I have to admit, I’ve always had good luck with Marigolds.
The butterfly bush is happy…
Which means the Monarchs are too. Of course, I haven’t seen one since the cold hit. But this beauty stopped by on the weekend for a snack.
The sunflowers have had a tough year, but despite squirrels, wind storms, and now this cold snap, they are still blooming.
The sedum is in full bloom, a definite reminder that summer is over, regardless of what the weather is doing.
I just hope we get enough warmth that my fall crop of berries can grow and ripen. They are never as big as the summer ones, but they are a nice treat in late September, early October.
My tomatoes could REALLY use some warm sunny days. There are lots of green ones – they just need a chance to ripen.
Still… I look forward to fall. It’s my favourite season for many reasons. one of which…
Is fall Mums! I grabbed this one at the grocery store the other day. It’s been a bit of a tough week (not just because of the weather) and I needed the pick-me-up!